Summer

Nagoya Summer Fireworks Festivals – Hanabi 2019

Jun 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

For Brits like myself, fireworks displays conjure up memories of cold winter nights, huddling round bonfires and oohing and ahhing as both your breath and extremities freeze. While this is...[ Click to read more ]

Cool Biz – What is it, and Where Can You Get It?

May 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

The summer has felt upon us for some time now, with the thermostat rising as quickly as the humidity, and although officially the season does not begin until June 22,...[ Click to read more ]

Suikawari: A Cracking Good Summer Sport

May 28, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There are so many things you can do for fun at the beach on a hot summer day. Swim in the surf, play volleyball, build a sandcastle, relax on a...[ Click to read more ]

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Staying Cool in the (Japanese) Heat

Jul 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

  Our latest weather woes have made international headlines recently, with an unprecedented heatwave that has set records across Japan. Many of us come from countries where this is quite...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jul 20, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are a...[ Click to read more ]

Celebrate the Last Days of Summer in Hiroshima… Outdoors!

Aug 24, 2017 By Jade Brischke

So the weather is cooling down (okay, seriously, who am I kidding?) but with the days still sunny and fine it’s the perfect time to catch the last of the...[ Click to read more ]

Keep c(K)ool and Kampai! Beer Gardens in Hiroshima

Jul 26, 2017 By Jade Brischke

When rainy season finally ends and the nights are hot and steamy, there is nothing better to do on a summer’s night than to sit outside. If you combine this...[ Click to read more ]

Ice, Ice, Baby… The best Ice Cream in Hiroshima

Jul 26, 2017 By Jade Brischke

With the sun beating down and the humidity at almost 100%, summer in Hiroshima can be almost unbearable for those who live here. Many people find that they don’t feel like...[ Click to read more ]

Tomonoura: The Seaside Village of Wolverine and Miyazaki… and Medicinal Sake

Jun 26, 2017 By Jade Brischke

Summer has officially arrived and the beach and all things cool and refreshing are the flavours of the month. The days are long and the blue skies and sunshine combine...[ Click to read more ]

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Fruits of Your Labour: Fruit Picking in Hiroshima

Jun 26, 2017 By Jade Brischke

Summer is here and the weather is perfect for eating fresh fruit and fruit-related products. Sure, you can go to a restaurant and eat away to your heart’s content, but...[ Click to read more ]